Category Archives: General mental weirdness
An update re. my mental state
Apparently, it has been almost three weeks since I last posted anything here. That’s an awfully long time – it must be about the longest I’ve gone in the almost 6 years since I started this blog. I feel like … Continue reading
An inappropriate feeling of relief
Sorry in advance for this post. It’s going to be boring and whiny, and either depressing or annoying, depending on your usual response to self-indulgent whingeing. Best not read it. And definitely best not read it if reading about other … Continue reading
Extreme OCD. Oh.
I try to avoid self-diagnosis, I really do. In my most recent post I tied myself in lexical knots in order not to suggest that I had received a diagnosis other than the one I received ~10 years ago now: … Continue reading
Of depression: the different types, and there (probably) being an epidemic of neither
Depression is back in the news again, thanks to the recent revelation that 2012 saw the highest ever number of antidepressant prescriptions in England – more than 50 million, apparently. This had led to an orgy of ill-informed comment (most … Continue reading
TV review: Don’t Call Me Crazy
Don’t Call Me Crazy is a documentary series on BBC3. You can watch all the episodes on the iPlayer until next Monday night – 15th July 2013 – if you’re in the UK. At the time of writing I’ve seen … Continue reading
I had a good couple of weeks
This is going to be a post of a kind I don’t write much any more – about my own, current, mental ill-health. It’s likely to be maudlin, and self-indulgent. So if that doesn’t interest you – and who could … Continue reading
Aethelread’s Great Album Countdown #7: Eels, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
As you’ll know if you read yesterday’s post, I was inspired by a recent TV series on BBC 4 to post a countdown of my seven favourite albums of all time. This is the first entry in that list, and … Continue reading
The Mind awards aren’t just annoying and self-congratulatory. They’re actively harmful.
Warning: this post is angrier and swearier than most of my posts. If you’re bothered by that, don’t read any further. If you do read further and come across something you don’t like, don’t come whingeing to me about it. … Continue reading
What if social anxiety isn’t a disorder?
The BBC news website has a big article about social anxiety disorder, with specific reference to Christmas. It’s illustrated, of course, with one of those unintentionally hilarious photos that features editors love so much: a woman in a beige jacket … Continue reading →